362 China Review International: Vol. 16, No. 3, 2009 In the five years since its publication, this collection has seminally reshaped the development of action cinema in the discipline of film studies. The genre's unique editing style is a useful counterpoint to decenter the canonic pedagogies of classical narration and anti-linear montage. It has reinvigorated debates in adventure and spectacle films; it is also a useful case study for the globalized film form. The book's focus on transnationality and its attendant impact on capital, labor, and body is also central to the emphasis in cultural studies on critical media literacy and cultural materialism. Its cross-cultural approaches also provide a significant challenge to area studies, showing how the intercultural contact zone is an integral platform for engaging the critical connections across different geographies of production, distribution, and spectatorship. In studies of the body, the action genre is an exemplary case study to analyze the globalizing tendencies of genders and sexualities as they embody the latent forces of capital and desires. This book has and will continue to change the way students and scholars approach action films, from the popular films of Hollywood to the new Chinese blockbusters, the experimental
China Review International – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Jan 6, 2009
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera